Incident at FORT McPHERSON NT (CZFM) (Aerodrome - other)


2003-03-04: AKK 109, a Beech 99, was inbound for Runway 29 at Fort McPherson and the CARS O/C advised the crew of vehicles on the runway. A plow/truck was being escorted by a snow blower, however the vehicles were on opposite ends of the runway. The snow blower was stuck on the threshold of Runway 29. By the time that the plow/truck had arrived at the threshold of Runway 29, the crew of AKK 109 advised that they would be landing on Runway 11. Both vehicle drivers were told to hold their position and with both vehicles on the threshold of Runway 29, AKK 109 landed on Runway 11 without incident.
2003-03-24: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the Airport Manager at Inuvik flew south to Fort McPherson to speak with the APM there, as well as the other airport operators. They collectively reviewed the Airport Vehicle Operators Permit (AVOPS) requirements. Our main concern was the lack of communication. Since this community has regular scheduled air service, the CARS operator should have been notified immediately once the problem was identified. The operator could have then alerted any incoming aircraft which would allow the flight crews to continue, divert to an alternate or return to there departure point.


CADORS Number 2003C0292
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-02-25 - 18:24
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CZFM
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Fort McPherson
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 27815
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions,Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome - other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FKBK | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Kenn Borek Air Ltd
Operator AKLAK (2273) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BEECH
Model 99
Year Built 1968
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Model  Silhouette image of PT6A-28
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number AKK109
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Diversion,Conflict - potential

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